Teachers in Tales '•"».** fcy Cathy Cfiritthlifet of salaries WW^^WW^^WYVVW H«peinets itfottlne out ef like to hunt, and one would like to sleep. Wouldn't it be nice! Two teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Nettleton, are going to spend a perfect Christmas vacation. They're going to Cata- Una Island to hunt "critters." —AHS— Here'* • joke to liven up T* ' •> A !': '& 1 •'.< $ !t< ,.£ *'; ,« school for Christmas vaca tion. Classes Were dismissed at 2:30 last Thursday and will resume on January 3. :> —AHS— . : A lot of welkini toek place last Thursday when group pictures were taken at Glenn's Studio for the annual. It was a quick change for some of the Cadettes! —AHS— The Christmas Talent Shew was last Thursday. It's sponsored by the Student Council to show off the talent at AHS?!? This year the talent varied from bands to singles. —AHS— F.H.A, had its Christmas meeting' last Wednesday. Linda Martin had the program on Christmas in foreign countries. Following this, Jane Walker gave a demonstration on making Christmas candles. For something a little different, the refreshment committee had some girls bring a foreign food. Food ranged from chow mein to lefsa. The worms Weren't bad if you closed your eyes and swallowed, were they Phyl? —AHS— A survey was taken for the school paper to see how the selected students and teachers would spend a perfect Christmas vacation. Most of them would like to travel, and the places ranged from Alaska to Denmark. Others would like to read, one would my column for a fellow government student:' "HoW to Get Claustrophobia", by The Smothers Brothers. —AHS— In ending this week I'd like to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you next year. 12-12 — Twelve hunters shot twelve deer over a weekend this month in Dallas County. The successful hunters were Wayne Thrailkill, Mel Bricker, Omer Caudle, Fletcher Jennings, Myrel Minnick, Eugene Busch, Nick Boyle, Duane Caudle, M. C. Emehiser, Clark Brittain, Mrs. Bricker and John McClurg. MEDALS — Maj. Randall Renken, LeMars native, recently was awarded seven medals for gallantry as an F- 105 Thunderchief pilot flying out of the Royal Thai air force base in Thailand. In addition to receiving the medals, the air force veteran of 17 years also was promoted to Lt. Colonel. A $6600 base salary was endorsed at the organizational meeting of State Line Conference salary committees in Butt Wednesday evening. The proposed figure is in line with recommended advances suggested ;by the National Education Association and the Iowa State Educational Association, tt also approaches the average salary for college graduates in other other fields. Other salary proposals considered at the meeting included a minimum of four percent increments per year to keep up with the cost of living and special payment for such extra duties as bus chaperones, selling or taking tickets at ball games, and extra evening duties. t Fringe benefits considerations included schoolpaid health and hospital insurance plans, unlimited sick leave accumulation, and additional personal leave. Twenty pupils attended the first meeting of the State •Line Conference salary com-' mittees. The conference is composed of eleven schools having similar sizes and enrollments. All so-called "small schools," the problem of attracting and keeping competent teachers was considered in some detail. In other business, Robert Nellis, Woden-Crystal Lake, was selected chairman. MOTHER DIES West Bend — Mrs. Ethel A. 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